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First PC Build- Input Appreciated

K0ALA7187

9 days ago

Currently trying to transition from console to pc. Im looking to play competitive fps games at 120-144 fps (Overwatch, CSGO, Fortnite, etc.). My max budget is $1500 for a monitor, tower, and peripherals. I'd prefer to get parts from my local Fairfax, VA micro center but its ok if I have to order online. Open to any feedback on the build before I go ahead and order the parts.

Notes:

  • MOBO: I've heard that the X570 works best with the 3600. All I need is something with ease of installation and ethernet connection.

  • Storage: A friend recommended that I drop the SSD down to 500gb and get a 1 TB hard drive. Is having a hard drive the better option option or is it more price efficient to just get the SSD?

  • Video Card: I was planning on getting one of the aftermarket video cards. PCPartPicker hasn't updated their site yet. https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-Triple-Backplate-Graphics/dp/B07WC7683C/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sapphire+rx+5700+xt+pulse&qid=1565809082&s=gateway&sr=8-1.

  • Power Supply: I waited to long and the sale on the corsair power supply ended. Found a similar price at the Fairfax, Microcenter. The only problem is that it only has a 90 day warranty. Are there any better power supply options at a similar price?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $198.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $71.99 @ Adorama
Storage Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $114.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card $419.99
Case NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $79.99
Monitor MSI Optix MAG240VC 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $149.99
Keyboard Tecware Phantom RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL O Wired Optical Mouse $49.99
Headphones Cooler Master MH751 Headset $79.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1481.60
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1441.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-14 15:18 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

A friend recommended that I drop the SSD down to 500gb and get a 1 TB hard drive.

No that's not a good advise. In fact, i would rather drop the HDD drive and get a SSD drive even with a lower capacity.

I've heard that the X570 works best with the 3600.

Well for future proofing and for that price, it's a decent choice.

Video Card: I was planning on getting one of the aftermarket video cards. PCPartPicker hasn't updated their site yet. https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-Triple-Backplate-Graphics/dp/B07WC7683C/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sapphire+rx+5700+xt+pulse&qid=1565809082&s=gateway&sr=8-1.

Yes that would be advisable. / https://www.techpowerup.com/review/sapphire-radeon-rx-5700-xt-pulse/

The only problem is that it only has a 90 day warranty.

90 days warranty? Nor even consider to buy that PSU. Even if it's a Corsair TXM unit.

Any PSU can fail within that amount of time and really...90 days warranty, it seems like a trap to me.

This PSU comes with a 7 years warranty! Not 3 years and not even 5 years. It's 7!


PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $84.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card $419.99
Case NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $61.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan ARCTIC F12 PWM 53 CFM 120 mm Fan $7.89 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan ARCTIC F12 PWM 53 CFM 120 mm Fan $7.89 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor MSI Optix MAG240VC 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $149.99
Keyboard Tecware Phantom RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL O Wired Optical Mouse $49.99
Headphones Cooler Master MH751 Headset $79.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1473.66
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1438.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-14 16:02 EDT-0400
  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback! I forgot to include that the power supply was refurbished but the SeaSonic you recommended looks better anyways. Any reason to include the case fans? Should they replace the fans in the h500 or be set up as intake fans in the front?

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

They should be set as intake, but if you are on a budget (actually these fans are pretty cheap but decent nevertheless), just mount the top fan of that Case at the front as intake.

I forgot to include that the power supply was refurbished

lol, that's why. lol But still 90 days warranty for a fixed and up an running PSU is a joke really. 1 year of warranty would be the norm.

But i would stil not buy it, even with 1 year of warranty. :-P

A PSU feeds the whole system with electricity. It should be up to the task to work flawlessly on a loaded system.

A repaired PSU with 90 days of warranty, means to me 50/50 chances to work properly for 90 days. lol

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